27.06.2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Mauritius vs Reunion Island

Mauritius vs Reunion Island

If you live in South Africa you’ve probably either been to Mauritius, you know someone who has been to Mauritius or you’re busy planning a trip to Mauritius right now. It’s long been a popular holiday destination for South African families and honeymooners thanks to it’s white sand beaches, close proximity to SA and value […]

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23.06.2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

I never knew how much I wanted to go to Mauritius until I went to Mauritius. After years spent travelling to far-off countries and looking for heaven on distant continents, I found the perfect turquoise waters, swaying palm trees and clear blue skies that dreams are made of just five hours from my doorstep. The One&Only Le […]

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13.06.2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Celebrating Winter 2016: Cape Town’s Luxury Winter Rates

Celebrating Winter 2016: Cape Town’s Luxury Winter Rates

My birthday is in winter, which as a child, was a bit of a bore. It meant I could never host a pool party or have a slippery slide to spend the day skinning my elbows on. But as an adult, I’ve come to appreciate the opportunity to snuggle up with a bottle of wine […]

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06.06.2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Celebrating Winter 2016: Eating Cape Town

Celebrating Winter 2016: Eating Cape Town

I know they say “summer bodies are made in winter” but if you can’t take the next few cold, rainy months as an opportunity to wrap yourself in a blanket of comfort food, then what even is the point? I’ve heard the term “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels” thrown around as many times […]

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03.06.2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Celebrating Winter 2016: The #StelliesWinterSALE

Celebrating Winter 2016: The #StelliesWinterSALE

The only thing better than a weekend in Stellenbosch is a weekend in Stellenbosch at a winter rate. I say this every year, but winter really is the best time to soak up everything the Cape has to offer. It’s quieter, there’s less traffic, winter rates make getting out and about more often much more accessible […]

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09.05.2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Girls Night In at Camps Bay Retreat

Girls Night In at Camps Bay Retreat

Is there anything more luxurious than a night of face masks, hair masks, wine and chocolate with a girlfriend? Well, the only thing I can think of that could possibly make this situation more luxe, is if it all went down at the beautiful Camps Bay Retreat. I was invited to visit the hotel, which is located […]

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09.05.2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Wintry Weekend In The Platbos Forest

A Wintry Weekend In The Platbos Forest

I’m a big fan of luxurious suites at five star hotels, complete with fluffy robes, swimming pool views and room service. But I’m equally fond a weekend submersed in nature, off the grid, surrounded by nothing but trees and blue sky. After following my friends Mike and Carlinn’s trip to Platbos Forest Reserve on social […]

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04.05.2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Five Reasons Why Ramadan Is A Great Time To Visit Dubai

Five Reasons Why Ramadan Is A Great Time To Visit Dubai

I had the opportunity to visit Dubai during the holy month of Ramadan last year. Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It’s a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, spending time with family and religious devotion. I grew up in […]

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04.05.2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Most Interesting People I Know Podcast

The Most Interesting People I Know Podcast

Ever since I first started listening to podcasts, I’ve wanted to have my own. But starting a podcast can be a lot like starting a blog ie. overwhelming. How do you decide on a theme? Is it going to be just you talking about your life, or are you going to be telling stories? Are […]

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Delaire Graff – The Hidden Jewel of The Winelands

Known as “The Jewel of The Cape Winelands”, Delaire Graff is one of the most beautiful properties in South Africa. Actually, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Right from the lush gardens reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon at the entrance of the property, all the way through the countless pieces […]

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